At 7.42% Inflation in J&K highest among all states, makes living costliest in J&K

At 7.42% Inflation in J&K highest among all states, makes living costliest in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir’s inflation rate as per consumer price index (CPI) for the month of June is 7.42 percent, the highest among all states and higher than the India average of 6.26 percent, making the Himalayan region the most expensive place in India to live. According to the CPI data for June released by the Union ministry of statistics and program implementation, J&K is among the states, UTs having a higher inflation rate than all India average. This signifies the concern of people in J&K who decry the skyrocketing prices…

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Delimitation panel reaches Srinagar, PDP to stay away from proceedings, Five-member delegation from NC to meet Commission

Press Briefing by Ms. Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

PDP writes to Delimitation Commission, says the party will stay away from proceedings, The commission lacks constitutional and legal mandate and its very existence and objectives have left the people of Jammu and Kashmir with many questions: Hanjura. A five-member delegation of NC to meet Delimitation Commission in J&K, The commission has allotted 20 minutes to each party to put forth their views about the delimitation process in Jammu and Kashmir, the leader said The five-member Delimitation panel arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday as part of its four-day visit to…

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Didn’t give up demands, foolish to expect the return of Article 370 from this govt: Omar Abdullah

Didn’t give up demands, foolish to expect the return of Article 370 from this govt - Omar Abdullah

In the meeting that lasted for more than three hours Thursday, Omar Abdullah was one of the five persons who could not speak, the other four being Nirmal Singh, Tara Chand, Ghulam A Mir, and Ravinder Raina. It will be foolish to demand restoration of Article 370 — provision in the Constitution of India that provided Jammu and Kashmir a special dispensation, and was abrogated on August 5, 2019 — from the current government, said former Chief Minister of J&K and vice president of the National Conference. Speaking to The…

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Why all-party meeting on J&K is important and what’s could be the agenda

Why all-party meeting on J&K is important and what's on the agenda

The Centre has invited mainstream politicians of Jammu and Kashmir for a meeting in Delhi. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is the first outreach initiative from the Centre since the abrigation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the region into two union territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a group of five parties in Jammu and Kashmir, held a meeting earlier this week to decide about the Centre’s move. The group confirmed participation in the meeting and its…

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As GoI extends olive branch differences start to emerge among J&K politicos

As GoI extends olive branch differences start to emerge among J&K politicos

Differences emerge among Jammu and Kashmir politicos as Narendra Modi extends olive branch, including necessitating the restoration of Article 370 as a condition for the resumption of any political engagement with the Centre on Kashmir Differences have erupted among Jammu and Kashmir’s political parties over key issues, including the restoration of Article 370 and the delimitation of Assembly constituencies after the Central Government invited the UT’s politicos for an all-party meeting.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), one of the constituents of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) or Gupkar Alliance, an…

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PM Modi likely to chair J&K parties meet next week

Political Buzz: PM Modi likely to chair J&K parties meet next week

J&K is witnessing a heightened political activity as the Centre mulls inviting all the political parties from the Union Territory (UT) to New Delhi in the last week of June to start a political engagement, which is likely to pave the way for the restoration of statehood. Several constituents of the Gupkar alliance, an amalgam of five political parties fighting for pre-August 5, 2019 position of J&K, met in Srinagar on Friday to “discuss the future course”, sources said. As J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and the top police officials…

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Shah chairs meeting on J&K situation; NSA, RAW, IB, CRPF & J&K DGP main attendants

Shah chairs meeting on J&K situation; NSA, RAW, IB, CRPF & J&K DGP main attendants

A high-level meeting convened by Union Home minister Amit Shah to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was held on Friday. Besides Shah, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Intelligence Bureau Director Arvind Kumar, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) chief Samant Kumar Goel, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Kuldiep Singh and J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh attended the meeting. The high-level meet was held after Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha met Shah today at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).…

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Talks with India if J&K’s pre-August 2019 status restored: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan would hold talks with India if New Delhi restores the pre-August 5, 2019 status of Jammu and Kashmir. India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories. “If Pakistan revives its relations with India (without the latter restoring the status of Kashmir), it will be similar to turning our back on the Kashmiris,” Khan said during a live questions and answers session with the people. Khan said…

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With 73 deaths, J&K reports the highest-ever single day COVID19 fatalities

3344 Fresh Cases Take Overall Tally To 247952 Jammu and Kashmir reported highest ever single day spike in the number of covid-19 deaths as 73 persons succumbed to the virus in last 24 hours, officials said on Monday. Also, 3344 new covid-19 cases have been reported, 1418 from Jammu Division and 1926 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 247952. Regarding the deaths, they said, 54 were reported from Jammu Division and 19 from Kashmir Valley, taking the fatality count 3222. Providing district wise details, the officials told that Srinagar…

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COVID19 Crises Continues: J&K records sharpest single-day spike of 5443 fresh cases with 50 more deaths

COVID19 Crises Continues: J&K records sharpest single-day spike of 5443 fresh cases with 50 more deaths

Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded its biggest single-day jump of 5,443 COVID-19 cases that pushed its infection tally to 2,06,954 while 50 more fatalities took the death toll to 2,612, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 1,868 were reported from the Jammu division and 3,575 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said. Srinagar district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 1,071, followed by 639 in Jammu and 568 in Anantnag. There are 44,307 active COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, while 1,60,035 patients have…

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